More than 130 nursing home workers will be left without a job temporarily after a sprinkler malfunction caused flooding throughout the facility and forced residents to relocate.
Leaders for the Wesley Gardens nursing home, a 200-bed facility in Rochester, NY, said employees will have their jobs back during mid-March, with residents returning in late March, according to a report by Spectrum News.
The temporary layoff stems from a sprinkler malfunction that happened at the facility in mid-December and caused flooding in several parts of the building. The flooding caused an estimated $500,000 to $1 million worth of damages, local reports stated.
The facility was forced to relocate more than 100 residents to area nursing homes. The facility is working with the New York Department of Health to fix the malfunction and return residents and staff to the building.